Interior needs new look... any help ?

Old 10-11-2010, 09:06 AM
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Interior needs new look... any help ?

Hi, well im not sure if im the only one on these forums, but i feel like my ap1 interior seems plain and old. I want to find some way to make the interior look newer and not pay a big chunk of money. If you guys have any ideas, please feel free to comment, it would be really... a big help. thanks guys !
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i wonder with all said and done what the cost to do something like this would run....hmm...looks nice. where could you actually find the navigation unit itself? and could you just do a head unit there? im only asking because if you posted it, you (or anyone) probably have some background on it
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:02 AM
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i wonder with all said and done what the cost to do something like this would run....hmm...looks nice. where could you actually find the navigation unit itself? and could you just do a head unit there? im only asking because if you posted it, you (or anyone) probably have some background on it
I found it researching a stereo upgrade. The 4" X 7 1/8" opening is close to a standard double DIN. So, I figured you could find a nice GPS/DVD/Stereo that should work. I do NOT have a specific one to recommend. Of course you'd want to make sure it was compatable or adaptable to the built in dash controls.
Here are a selection of Double DIN GPS units from Crutchfield:
http://www.crutchfield.com/g_182350/In-dash-GPS-Navigation.html?tp=20212&nvpair=AG_Size%7cFFDouble %40DIN

From the pictures I saw before (sorry lost the link) there appeared to be plenty of room behind the dash for a unit.

You could even get a plastic box that fits in the old stereos single DIN opening and turn the old radio opening into a real glove box.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-9IKmKvW...IN-Pocket.html

Unfortunately, my ideas currently exceed my budget as I am buying a hardtop.


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Originally Posted by TTMartin View Post
I found it researching a stereo upgrade. The 4" X 7 1/8" opening is close to a standard double DIN. So, I figured you could find a nice GPS/DVD/Stereo that should work. I do NOT have a specific one to recommend. Of course you'd want to make sure it was compatable or adaptable to the built in dash controls.

From the pictures I saw before (sorry lost the link) there appeared to be plenty of room behind the dash for a unit.

You could even get a plastic box that fits in the old stereos single DIN opening and turn the radio opening into a real glove box.

Unfortunately, my ideas currently exceed my budget as I am buying a hardtop.

Here are a selection of Double DIN GPS units from Crutchfield:
http://www.crutchfield.com/g_182350/...FFDouble%40DIN

ah i see. i mainly was interested because i know the JDM s2000's had a navi option and i was unsure of where the link was coming from/did not know if you had further info into that area.

ya, for me, i wouldnt want to do a big navi screen exposed with my soft top....thats just me though...i have a portable garmin anyhow....it would be nice to see that as an indash head unit though, and as you said, possibly make a compartment for the old head unit...but man that kinda defaces the value of the S....sorry for the thread jack richard
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ah i see. i mainly was interested because i know the JDM s2000's had a navi option and i was unsure of where the link was coming from/did not know if you had further info into that area.

ya, for me, i wouldnt want to do a big navi screen exposed with my soft top....thats just me though...i have a portable garmin anyhow....it would be nice to see that as an indash head unit though, and as you said, possibly make a compartment for the old head unit...but man that kinda defaces the value of the S....sorry for the thread jack richard
I agree, would be best to buy a part out dash, to do the mod to so you could return it to stock. Or hope that you could pick-up a dash later if you needed to return it to stock.
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I like those seat covers. Too bad they're so expensive.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:26 PM
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no worries brad, i was interested about the info on the navi and for the seats, they are nice as heck but 250 bucks is quite a lot for seat cover haha ><
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Use Lexol on the the leather to brighten and clean it.

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I like those seat covers posted above, but does anyone know where I can find some good seat covers for cheaper? I still want good quality ones, not cheap walmart/autozone stuff but cheaper than 300 a seat would be nice haha
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you know there was a post on the site recently about carbon sheets too....you could use that on the interior and that would help give the car a new look....from what i hear, they are a little more on the expensive side...but you can always take it off, so no worries on value decrease for the future
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Originally Posted by AP1S2000 View Post
I like those seat covers posted above, but does anyone know where I can find some good seat covers for cheaper? I still want good quality ones, not cheap walmart/autozone stuff but cheaper than 300 a seat would be nice haha
I thought $300/pair was pretty reasonable. I'm thinking about getting a set over the winter.

You can check out wet okole, too. They're neoprene.

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http://www.autoanything.com/seat-cov...A4631A0A0.aspx

Any opinions on these ones? They seem pretty nice and way cheaper. I believe thats 250 for 2 of them
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Originally Posted by AP1S2000 View Post
http://www.autoanything.com/seat-cov...A4631A0A0.aspx

Any opinions on these ones? They seem pretty nice and way cheaper. I believe thats 250 for 2 of them
They look cheap compared to OEM.
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I guess I'll just have to save up for some nice ones then
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Originally Posted by AP1S2000 View Post
http://www.autoanything.com/seat-cov...A4631A0A0.aspx

Any opinions on these ones? They seem pretty nice and way cheaper. I believe thats 250 for 2 of them
Same price as the Clazzios and these are leatherette. Clazzios at least have some real leather. Of course these are made by real Californians. Whatever that means...
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They look cheap compared to OEM.
Agreed. You have a nice car. Don't ruin the interior with these. JMO.
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Oh! haha I thought the ones from Clazzio were priced per seat, not pair. I just ordered them. Black suede center with red stitching to match my red interior.
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Have any of the higher mileage car owners, swapped the foam between the drivers and passanger seat? I would think this would be a way to 'refresh' the shape of the drivers seat. Even the passanger seat shouldn't look too bad as the inner bolster becomes the outer bolster when swapped. I'm assuming the foam is symetrical.
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Originally Posted by AP1S2000 View Post
Oh! haha I thought the ones from Clazzio were priced per seat, not pair. I just ordered them. Black suede center with red stitching to match my red interior.
Let us know how you like them!
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I like those seat covers posted above, but does anyone know where I can find some good seat covers for cheaper? I still want good quality ones, not cheap walmart/autozone stuff but cheaper than 300 a seat would be nice haha

http://www.katzkin.com/
These were the business before clazzio, FYI
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http://www.katzkin.com/
These were the business before clazzio, FYI
Aren't these about $800 a pair? I believe these are all leather as opposed to the leather/vinyl of the clazzios.
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Originally Posted by TTMartin View Post
Have any of the higher mileage car owners, swapped the foam between the drivers and passanger seat? I would think this would be a way to 'refresh' the shape of the drivers seat. Even the passanger seat shouldn't look too bad as the inner bolster becomes the outer bolster when swapped. I'm assuming the foam is symetrical.
Sorry, but bolsters for the seat bottoms are not symmetric
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Aren't these about $800 a pair? I believe these are all leather as opposed to the leather/vinyl of the clazzios.
I ordered a set just like the Katskinz from eBay for $350 shipped last month (just made the seller an offer). Nice to have around as a spare since my OEM leather was already showing serious bolster wear when I got it. Great price for real leather skins instead of just covers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT
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You can put in AP2 door panels. And as a benefit, you get a little more interior space little net pouches and a better tweeter position.

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Whatever you do Rich, stay classy not tacky !
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Originally Posted by desmo4 View Post
You can put in AP2 door panels. And as a benefit, you get a little more interior space little net pouches and a better tweeter position.

Jonathan

hey jonathan, im not at this point, or preferring to do this, but i was interested on how a swap on door panels go from an 00-01, to the doors with tweeters....maybe a dumb question, but w/o taking off my door panel, im using speculation....just wondering how the tweeters would function?
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